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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

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Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.


Public hearing dates for 2020

26 September 2019

Inquiry announces dates for three public hearings next year

Inquiry announces publication date for Ealing Abbey report

26 September 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report into allegations of child sexual abuse at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School at midday on Thursday 24 October 2019.

The report forms part of the English Benedictine Congregation case study, within the wider investigation into the Roman Catholic Church.

Inquiry to hold public hearing in Residential Schools investigation

25 September 2019

The Inquiry is holding a public hearing in the Residential Schools investigation from 30 September - 11 October.

This hearing will examine child sexual abuse in residential music and special schools, as well as institutional responses and safeguarding procedures.

Children in residential special schools are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse as a result of their isolation from their families and carers, as well as the involvement of staff in their personal care.

Core participant applications invited for next phase of Residential Schools investigation

25 September 2019

The Inquiry has today (September 25) published an update note inviting applications for core participant status in the next phase of the Residential Schools investigation.

Inquiry publishes Accountability and Reparations report

19 September 2019

The Inquiry has today (September 19) published its report on the Accountability and Reparations investigation, which focuses on the aftermath of child sexual abuse and the legal process of claiming compensation.

Inquiry poll confirms 81% of child sexual abuse survivors feel stereotyped 

16 September 2019

New statistics from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse have found over three quarters of victims and survivors believe they were stereotyped after speaking out about their abuse. 

Inquiry partners with Race Equality Foundation to carry out research into ethnic minority communities

3 September 2019

The Inquiry is working together with the Race Equality Foundation to carry out research into the views and experiences of child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities.

The Race Equality Foundation will conduct focus groups with members of ethnic minorities, including Caribbean, Asian and African communities, as well as some one-to-one interviews.

Inquiry investigation hearings to be held in September

29 August 2019

The Inquiry is set to hold preliminary hearings in two investigations in September.

A preliminary hearing into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC will take place on 24 September at 10.30am.

Survivor and Inquiry ambassador Sabah Kaiser speaks to After, a new BBC Sounds podcast

27 August 2019

Inquiry ambassador, Sabah Kaiser spoke to After, a new two part podcast series for BBC Sounds. The podcast is produced by survivor Catriona Morton.

VSCP update

25 August 2019

Following recent press coverage around events from 2008, Peter Saunders has resigned from the Victims and Survivors’ Consultative Panel with immediate effect.

The Inquiry will not be making any further comment on this matter.

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